Run N Gun 2024: Day One

Run N Gun Film Festival and Competition is BACK with 150 short films!
We’re premiering all of them over a four-day festival, with our first three days at the belovedly awesome Rio Theatre! Each day has TWO themed screenings for the price of ONE ticket! You don’t want to miss these wild, hilarious, scary, dramatic, and ambitious short films.

Screening 1: Bold Beginnings (PG) Kick off the festival with a burst of energy! “Bold Beginnings” showcases fun, upbeat films from emerging young filmmakers. Expect a friendly vibe, unexpected delights, and a perfect start to our screenings.

Screening 2: Essential Existential (PG) Prepare to be moved and amazed. “Essential Existential” features thought-provoking films that tug at your heartstrings and leave you in awe. A powerful way to conclude the first day, this block is packed with unforgettable cinematic experiences.

Monday, June 17
Doors 5:30 pm
Early Show 6:30 pm *Start times subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Late Show 8:30 pm
Advance tickets HERE | $24 at the door

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.
*We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance at If a screening or live event is not sold out, the remaining tickets will be available for in-person purchase at the Rio Theatre’s Box Office prior to showtime on the day of the event (subject to availability).
*Our box office is typically open 30 minutes before showtime.
*All seating is General Admission; please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure great seats, and time for treats at concession.

*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

Info Line: 604.878.3456

Email: [email protected]

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